Library’s window dressing
Saturday, 1st February, 2020
By Myles Burt
The City Library windows have been decorated with pictures of the past to promote the Broken Hill Heritage Festival.
Library coordinator Tracy Fraser said the idea was organised by the events team at Broken Hill City Council, who decided to implement a long-term promotional strategy through vintage library window decals.
Ms Fraser said the images have been gathered from the Broken Hill Outback Archives, which have also been placed on City Council rubbish bins around the CBD to promote the annual festival.
Ms Fraser said the Heritage Festival theme for 2020 is ‘Secrets and Scandals’.
“The story I think of Broken Hill is shown in the faces of those images on the windows,” Ms Fraser said.
“They’re not typical mining photographs that are normally representative of Broken Hill, they are of people, families and children.
“So they’re showing a social aspect of the history of Broken Hill which is a wonderful side which is normally not well represented.”
Ms Fraser said the pictures were installed on December 23 by local Fast Print Studio, with the library windows already attracting a lot of public interest and positive feedback.
“I think the images have captivated a lot of people, so it has engaged people’s interest,” Ms Fraser said.
Ms Fraser encourages locals to keep an eye out for event timetables.